Where It All Began
How this all started...
When I was trying to find the perfect college, I used every resource that was available to me. The problem was that these sources weren’t giving me enough information to be totally confident in my decisions. I went online to visit school Web sites. I talked with my high school counselor. I read book after book. I hired a private counselor. Sure, this was all very helpful, but nothing really told me what life was like at the schools that I was most interested in.
In all my research, there were only two ways to get the information I wanted. The first was by physically visiting the campus and seeing if things were really how the brochures described them, but this was quite expensive and not always feasible. The second was the missing ingredient: the students. Talking to real students who actually attended the schools that I was interested in gave me the information that I needed so badly.
In the end, I weighed my options and decided on a school that felt right and had a great academic reputation, but truth be told, the choice was still very much a crapshoot. I had done as much research as any other student, but was I 100 percent positive that I had picked the school of my dreams?
Looking back, while I’m sure that my choice was dead-on accurate, I understand that every school is not right for every person. My dream in creating College Prowler was to create a resource that students would feel confident using. Through my own experiences, the best way to find out about anything is to ask people who actually have done it or are experiencing it currently. Thus, the majority of the book you are about to read is comprised of actual student quotes from the people who know it best: the students themselves.
I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together. Tell me what you think when you get a chance. I’d love to hear your college selection stories.
CEO & Co-Founder